Quiney part of buffer zone for middle order
Michael Clarke has defended his decision to thrust the Test debutant Rob Quiney into No.3 against South Africa’s powerful pace attack, while Australia’s three most experienced batsmen will remain down the order. South Africa’s captain Graeme Smith is keen for his fast bowlers to exploit the lack of experience in Australia’s top order, with none of Ed Cowan, David Warner and Quiney having previously faced the South Africans in Test cricket.
Clarke said he had considered batting at first drop himself but was reluctant to alter the middle order that had such success against India last…
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